2-16-08 Of Love and Fantasy
In This Issue:
1. Seed Starting
2. Organic Gardening Classes – Registration is Open!
3. Gardenerd Tip of the Month
4. Gardenerd Product of the Month
1. SEED STARTING
February is known for the frequent and sometimes annoying references to love and Valentine’s Day. Gardeners, however, can sidestep the entire issue and enjoy a wholesome, fulfilling relationship with their garden. There’s no more infectious time to feel the love than right before the dawn of spring.
January is the time to fantasize about a lush garden filled with color and foliage. Every corner becomes a tapestry of possibility for new seed varieties. If you spent January snuggling up to all your favorite seed catalogs, you are ready to put thought into action in February and March.
Starting seeds at home expands the realm of possibility further than Home Depot could ever take you. Whether you have a window sill or a full blown greenhouse, you can start flower and vegetable seeds with a little effort. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Jumpstart Seed Starting Kit
Deep Rooted Seed Starting System
Sun Shelf Supplemental T-5 Light
AND – saving the best for last – learn all about seed starting in the upcoming Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series that starts next week!
2. ORGANIC GARDENING CLASSES – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Speaking of the Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series, and speaking of a great place to learn more about seed starting, and speaking of a great way to win some free Gardenerd gear…
Registration is officially open for all 4 of the Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series. The first class begins next week on February 23, 2008. Don’t miss out on this fantastic basic gardening class. We’ll be covering the following topics:
Making good soil; starting seeds at home; pruning tips for roses, citrus and more; organic fertilizers and pest control; keeping your tools in tip top shape, heirloom varieties – just to name a few. We’ll also be talking about the environmental impact of gardening and how to lower your carbon footprint in the process. Best of all, we’ll be raffling off some great Gardenerd items from the Gardenerd Store at the end of each class. Sign up today and get the introductory price that saves you nearly 40% off regular prices.
3. GARDENERD TIP OF THE MONTH: Coir
What the heck is Coir? How do you even pronounce it? Do tell…
Coir, pronounced coy-yer, is the fibrous outside layer of coconuts and is used as an alternative to peat moss. It holds moisture better that peat moss, is natural, economical and completely environmentally sustainable. Use in place of peat moss when mixing up a batch of soil for pots, or add it to your existing soil to help improve loam and water retention.
Coincidentally, we will be discussing coir more completely in the Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series, which starts next week, February 23, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.
4. GARDENERD PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Gardenerd Yellow T-shirt
In anticipation of spring, why not dress the part? Look cheery and chipper in the Gardenerd Yellow T-Shirt. You’ll catch many any eye, and might even attract some pollinators at the same time.
Don’t forget to register for the Gardenerd Organic Gardening Series. Space is limited, so sign up today and take advantage of this one-time introductory offer of nearly 40% off the original price.
Stay tuned for more gardening tips and tidbits from the Gardenerd. Happy Winter Gardening!